Playing a consistent baseline game qualifier Lohith A. Bathrinath (Tamil Nadu) carved out a upset win over fourth seeded Ansu Kumar Bhuyan (Odisha) 7-6 (4), 6-2 and entered the quarter-finals in the men’s singles event in the MTC Cup AITA Rs. 1 lakh prize money men’s tennis tournament, organised by Mysore Tennis Club here yesterday.
Top-seed V.M. Ranjeet (TN), second seeded Faisal Qumar (RAJ) and third-seeded lo lad S.D. Prajwal Dev registered convincing wins over their respective opponents to enter the last eight stage of the tournament.
Results – Men’s singles Pre- quarterfinals: Ranjeet (TN) bt Sheikh Iftik Mohammad (ASM) 6-3, 6-1; Fahad Mohammed (TN) bt Sai Saran Byreddy (AP) 6-4, 6-2, Lohith Bathrinath (TN) bt Ansu Kumar Bhuyan (ODI) 7-6 (4), 6-2, Ishaque Eqbal (WB) bt Rishi Reddy (KAR) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, Vijay Kannan (TN) bt Shaik Osama (AP) 6-4, 6-1, Prajwal Dev (KAR) bt Vinod Sridhar (TN) 6-2, 4-6, 6-2, Chinmaya Chauhan (UP) bt Jeevan (TN) 6-4, 6-0, Faisal Qamar (RAJ) bt Apuroop (TS) 6-4, 7-5